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Recruit the World’s Top Science, Engineering, Technology and Applied Arts Trainees with IAESTE

Recruit the World’s Top Science, Engineering, Technology and Applied Arts Trainees with IAESTE

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In today’s competitive, global economy, sourcing high-calibre staff can be a real challenge.

With more than 65 years’ experience, exchanging over 4000 trainees a year, The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is here to help.

IAESTE helps UK employers plug skills gaps and add an international dimension to their business by sourcing the world’s top students from the science, engineering, technology and applied arts sectors.

With trainees available for both short and long term projects (6 to 52 weeks), recruiting through IAESTE is great way for you to:

  • Access a pool of 10,000 high-calibre, skilled trainees from over 80 countries worldwide  
  • Fill skills gaps and tap into the latest academic and technical advances  
  • Gain local market knowledge to support your export strategy     
  • Build relationships with international students and universities
  • Overcome communication barriers by hiring a trainee with multiple language skills

The programme’s free-of-charge service takes care of all the administration, from matching employers with the right candidate to supporting the UK Visa and Immigration application process. All you need to do is pay your trainee their salary (which must adhere to the national minimum wage).

Intelesens, a leading Northern Ireland-based manufacturer, hosted an IAESTE trainee who helped develop a prototype for its new range of wearable, vital signs-monitoring devices. Intelesens CEO Michael Caulfield said “IAESTE placement candidates are an elite, self-selected subset of university level students who by presenting themselves to the programme, have already demonstrated exceptional self-confidence, ambition, motivation and the drive to grasp the opportunity. I strongly recommend a placement. IAESTE provides plug and play, off the-the-shelf human technical resources!”


To find out more and apply, please visit the IAESTE website: https://www.britishcouncil.org/iaeste/uk-employers.

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